Tue, May 04|
Digital Transformation - Technology in Operations I
Enabling Performance from Underground Digitization Through Short Interval Control and Kaizen Improvement at Lalor Mine
Time & Location
May 04, 2021, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
About the Event
Digitalization is sweeping the mining industry, with advancements in every aspect of the mining
processes, from Drilling/Loading, Mucking, Trucking to Collision Avoidance and Emergency
Evacuation. This paper addresses how Hudbay’s Lalor mine has improved stability and pushed the
capability of their operations while exceeding safety standards. Implementing new technologies and
improved methodologies often presents the hope of great opportunity but does not come without its
challenges. At Lalor mine, the Mobilaris system was used in combination with a Short Interval
Control (SIC) process to enable the mine to identify areas of opportunities and wasted efforts, so
they may be explored, and eliminated or repeated where applicable through Kaizen Improvement
process. In addition to the gains in production, the challenges associated with change management
will also be presented as well as how these challenges were overcome to deliver tangible gains.